2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2006 10:59 AM by Klaus1
Peter Drucker Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
What is the application for mac that is the most similar to Microsoft Access? I used to use it in my PC days, and it was so much easier to use than free mac solutions I've tried such as NeoOffice Database. I was hoping to find an app in the <100 range, so FileMaker was not an option for me. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

iMac Intel Core Duo 17", Mac OS X (10.4.8), iPod mini 2nd Gen 4GB
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    What is the application for mac that is the
    most similar to Microsoft Access?


    FileMaker which is much easier to use than Access IMO.

    Do you know Access costs?

    I believe FileMaker is cheaper than Access and is the most comparable/similar.
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (46,500 points)
    FileMaker is so superior in every way to Access that Microsoft gave up updating Access for use with their Office suite for the Mac, but instead ensured that FileMaker works seemlessly with both Word and Excel. (being cross-platform, FileMaker also quickly became the database of choice on PCs.)

    But you don't absolutely need the latest (and therefore most expensive) version of Filemaker. Any version from FM6 upwards will work with Office, as well as on OSX. Older versions are readily available on eBay for a song.